Judge rules Democrats’ emoluments lawsuit against Trump can proceed – MarketWatch
WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a lawsuit that accuses President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency in violation of the Constitution’s emoluments clause can move forward.
U.S. District Judge Emmett G. Sullivan of the District of Columbia ruled against Justice Department lawyers who sought a mid-case appeal to a higher court and a stay on proceedings in the meantime.
The case brought by nearly 200 congressional Democrats argues that Trump has been accepting gifts from foreign governments without congressional approval. Trump, unlike modern presidents before him, has declined to fully divest from his businesses.